Several years ago, the Carnegie Family found themselves in need of a place to stay while their infant son fought for his life. The Ronald McDonald House was there for them with open hearts and open doors and now they donate their time each year in memory of their infant son. Jonathan Carnegie was born in his hometown of Atlanta in a whirlwind of activity culminating in an emergency C –section. After many tests and […]

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Ten-year-old MeKala knows what it means to be a Hero. On August 22, MeKala and her little brother, Russell, were in a horrible school bus accident on the way to school in Midland, Georgia. Seven children were injured, but MeKala was the most injured of all. MeKala protected her brother from the crushing metal of the bus by instinctively lying on top of him. The impact from the accident crushed her lower back, broke her […]

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Just because you have to be away from home during your birthday doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Recently our Board of Directors and Advisory Council members served dinner to our families at both Houses and helped kids celebrate their birthdays. The Advisory Council helped Bailee celebrate her Sweet Sixteen birthday on September 27th at our House near Scottish Rite with plenty of balloons and a large cake in her favorite colors: mint and lavender. […]

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A heartbreaking series of events lead LaDerrica Knight, age 16, and her mother, Eula, to stay at our House near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. On May 15 of this year, LaDerrica’s father passed away suddenly from an undetected brain aneurysm. Just four days later, LaDerrica also suffered from a hidden brain hemorrhage and was rushed to the Children’s Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. As a result, she suffered from a massive bleed in […]

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The National Association of Ticket Brokers or NATB started its partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities in July of 2009. Since its commencement, the NATB donates tickets and invites volunteers to serve at our Houses across the nation through the 32 for 32 program. This program allows NATB member-brokers to not only donate 32 tickets for each NFL pre-season game to Ronald McDonald Houses but also donate 32 service hours or more at many Houses […]

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